Designs within Disorder: Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Economists, and the Shaping of American Economic Policy, 1933-1945

Designs within Disorder: Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Economists, and the Shaping of American Economic Policy, 1933-1945

by William J. Barber, Barber William J.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521034310

ISBN-13: 9780521034319

Pub. Date: 10/28/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

More so than had any of his predecessors in the White House, Franklin D. Roosevelt drew heavily on the thinking of economists as he sought to combat the Great Depression, to mobilize the American economy for war, and to chart a new order for the postwar world. Designs within Disorder is an inquiry into the way divergent analytic perspectives competed for official

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Overview

More so than had any of his predecessors in the White House, Franklin D. Roosevelt drew heavily on the thinking of economists as he sought to combat the Great Depression, to mobilize the American economy for war, and to chart a new order for the postwar world. Designs within Disorder is an inquiry into the way divergent analytic perspectives competed for official favor and the manner in which the President opted to pick and choose among them when formulating economic policies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521034319
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/2006
Series:
Historical Perspectives on Modern Economics Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Guide to abbreviations in citations of sources; Prologue; 1. Stage setting in the presidential campaign of 1932; 2. Curtain raising in the first hundred days; 3. Deployments in the second half of 1933; 4. Rethinking the structuralist agenda (I): the fate of NRA, 1934–5; 5. Rethinking the structuralist agenda (II): the fate of the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, 1934-6; 6. Rethinking macroeconomic strategies, 1934–6; 7. Shock tremors and their repercussions, 1937–8; 8. Toward a new 'official model,' 1939–40; 9. Designs for the management of an economy at war; 10. Designs for the postwar world; Epilogue; Bibliographical note; Index.

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